Circular Economy and the 2030 Agenda

Source – UN SDG Learn

Circular Economy and the 2030 Agenda
Source – UN SDG Learn

United Nations Environment Programme and United Nations System Staff College has launched a course Circular Economy and the 2030 Agenda that will focus on harnessing circular economy principles and systems-based approaches to explore ways in which we can redesign our systems, products and services to allow us to achieve sustainable living for all, within planetary limits. The course will focus on ‘how’ and ‘why’ circular economy principles will be critical to achieving the goal of the 2030 Agenda – sustainable development for all.

Theoretical, practical and case study-based approaches will be used to illustrate and support the concepts. The course will be strongly application-based, with numerous real-life examples from around the world, and will include tools useful to advance CE practices. Participants will get the opportunity to engage with distinguished experts through live webinars. Assignments, exercises, quizzes and peer sharing across the different modules of the course will benefit the participants and add to their learning.  

What’s in it for you?
  1. Understand the interconnection between Circular Economy and its potential in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 
  2. Explain the importance of systems-based approaches to identify effective circular transformations and apply different models of circularity to identify opportunities for circular transformations.
  3. Understand the opportunities to drive circular value across the life cycles of products and processes and examine business models that could support circularity.
  4. Explore the policy environments that support the successful application of circular strategies to cities and examine why citizens can play a crucial role in ensuring circularity.
  5. Recognize the potential of individual actions and sustainable lifestyles in enabling circularity
  6. Identify the barriers and enablers to mainstreaming circular strategies.
Logistical details 
  • Course Length – 6 weeks 
  • Course Timeline – 18 September 2023 to 20 October 2023
  • Deadline – 18 August 2023

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